Clark Shumway Knowlton, age 71, passed away January 20, 1991 after a short illness.
Born December 31, 1919 in Salt Lake City to Ezra C. and Mary Albrea Shumway Knowlton, Married Ruth DeYoung, August 30, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.A veteran of World War II. Clark had an active professional life as a professor of sociology at Georgia Southern University, New Mexico Highlands University, University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Utah. He participated in numerous professional organizations and was a committed social activist, sitting on the board of directors for many social service agencies. His research focused on the revindication of Hispanic Americans; although he also received recognition for his work with Syrians and Lebanese in Brazil.
Clark was strongly committed to the LDS Church where he served as a missionary to Argentina and various other positions. He is remembered as an unassuming, informed and dedicated teacher.
He is survived by his greatest love, his wife Ruth; children, David, Daniel and Ann Knowlton, all of Salt Lake City; Keith of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren; brother and sisters, Paul Knowlton; Ms. Virginia Knowlton and Mrs. Wilford (Jerry) Niederhauser, all of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Kelvin (Jayne) Brewer of Vancouver, Washington.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 1991 at 12:00 noon, in the Winder 3rd Ward chapel, 1250 East 4530 So. Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and at the church Friday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Minority Scholarship Fund, Dept. of Sociology, University of Utah, SLC, 84112.
The family also wishes to thank the staff of St. Marks' Hospital for their gracious kindness.
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